Red, I do agree that they were seizing the moment and going for it all, and on that account I can't blame them. I will just allways think they payed too dearly with big $$, and the 1st round pick. Too much IMO for a tiny guy who's numbers were made by the best coach and QB in the NFL. He has never broken 100 receptions in a year, and worse he has never had good amounts of TD catches. He showed me the last 2 seasons what I had thought - that he has some quickness with underneath cuts and whatnot - but does not posess deep speed at all - he just does'nt run by coverage at all, frequently being blanketed on any deeper post type routes. Yes D I agree there is no garuntees with 1st round picks, but most contribute, with right around 50 percent becoming starters in a few years - and most importantly for very cheap(unless a top 3 type pick). I dunno I was just really hoping to be dead wrong on my Branch trade bashing, but it appears like it's become worse than I had imagined now that he's blown his knee, yeeech. I think the Hawks have 1 more good year to take a good shot at it all before they will need/should begin a rebuilding process, as we will be very low on cap space,old at key positions, and probably be starting out with a new coach after next year. No one could say anything bad about our team - so far we have made the playoffs 5 years in a row with a Superbowl appearance, with only Indy, and New England at or above our acheivements.